Plans revealed for 162nd Angus Show

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The Angus Show is set to return to the show ground at Haughmuir, near Brechin, for its 162nd show on Saturday, June 6.

The show, which moved to Brechin in 1998, has a packed programme of events which, along with the usual stock judging classes, will provide a great day out for all the family.

New to the show this year will be a demonstration in the main ring by Edzell’s off road club and, after their success at their first Angus Show last year, The Puppet Gang are set to return again with an even bigger performance planned.

Another event sure to draw the crowds is the sheep shearing and wool rolling competition which is always popular.

Judges from throughout Scotland will judge the many cattle, sheep, goat and horse sections with the young handlers category in the cattle section usually attracting a good number of entries and the young people taking part judged on their presentation of stock, knowledge and skill.

The heavy horse classes are another draw with entrants competing for a variety of silverware including the Angus Challenge Cup for the best animal in the section and the Clydesdale Horse Society Shield awarded to the best yearling or two-year old colt or filly.

The light-horse classes will also take place on the main show day this year.

If the livestock isn’t your thing there are a large number of other attractions on the day including old favourites of Pony Club games, the grand stock parade and vintage vehicle parades in the ring too.

During the main show, there will also be a dog show, with entries accepted on the day.

Entries will also be accepted on the day for the Highland dancing competitions.

The evening before the main show will see the tractor pulling event take place from 6 to 10 p.m.

Tickets cost £10 for adults, £5 for child/concession and family tickets are £25 (two adults and two children). Under-5s are free. Parking is available in the field opposite the show field at a cost of £2 per car. The show’s redeveloped website at www.theangusshow.com offers the option to apply and pay online for show entries.